“On Badger Mountain”: Hiking Nikko’s Mt. Mujina

“On Badger Mountain”: Hiking Nikko’s Mt. Mujina

Two weeks ago, I headed up to Nikkō, in Tochigi Prefecture, for what I suspect may be my last mountain hike before autumn. While it’s possible that the weather might cooperate long enough for me to sneak in another ascent before September, I’m not a fan of climbing in the extreme heat and humidity of Japanese summers (read: I hate it), and since the rainy season is already under way, this hike was probably the swan song for spring 2022.

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In the Land of Shmoo…

In the Land of Shmoo…

I am now officially 1,200 photos “behind” in terms of posting, and at least thirty times that many “behind” on my promise to get on top of the image backlog before the end of 2022. (Important, because of a new project I’ll unveil later in the year.) While I’m down the rabbit hole, please accept this photo of Shmoos in Fog. (Taken at the Teamlab Planets exhibition last weekend.) On the positive side, I’m making progress on the photos and on a new novel I’m quite excited about. I hope to be able to share more about that in the

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